The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington #3)

By David Weber

The Peeps Have Bitten Off greater than they could chunk. . . .The rulers of the People's Republic of Haven are in difficulty and rebellion is brewing, so it truly is excessive time for a brief effective warfare. yet Honor Harrington goes to offer them a warfare that is neither brief nor effective.

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Younger nodded a curt acknowledgment and her into the elevate. He stood at the contrary aspect of the auto, again to the wall, whereas she punched their vacation spot into the panel, and silence hung among them like poison. He watched her, savoring his hate like a few infrequent classic, its sour bouquet touched with a candy, sizzling promise that his day might come. She appeared blind to his gaze, status thoroughly comfy together with her arms clasped at the back of her whereas she watched the positioning reveal and overlooked him, and his hand tightened at the hilt of his sword like a claw. The plain-faced slut he remembered from Saganami Island had vanished, and he learned he hated the tall, attractive girl who'd changed her much more than he'd hated that self-conscious lady. The understated attractiveness of artfully utilized cosmetics emphasised her good looks, or even via his hatred and the residual worry of discovering himself inside her actual succeed in, he felt the tug of wish. The starvation to have her and decrease her to at least one extra notch on his bedpost to place her in her position perpetually. The elevate stopped, the door opened, and her sleek wave gestured him out. He observed her down the passage to the flag briefing room, and Admiral Sarnow regarded up as they stepped into the compartment. "Captain younger, Sir," Harrington stated quietly, and he got here to consciousness. Sarnow checked out him for an extended, silent second, then rose from his chair. younger met his gaze expressionlessly, yet anything in regards to the admiral's eco-friendly eyes warned him that this was once another of the flag officials who sided with the whinge. used to be she placing out for him at the part, too? "Captain. " Sarnow nodded, and Young's jaw clenched in the back of the canopy of his beard on the omission of his peerage name. "Admiral," he spoke back in an both toneless voice. "I think you've much to inform me concerning the state of affairs as noticeable from Manticore," Sarnow went on, "and i am wanting to pay attention it. Be seated, please. " younger slid into the chair, adjusting his sword conscientiously. It used to be awkward, however it additionally gave him a flicker of superiority as he in comparison his personal sartorial elegance to the apparent undress uniform the admiral wore. Sarnow glanced at him, then seemed again at Harrington. "I comprehend you've a prior engagement aboard the bottom, Dame Honor. " Young's jaw clenched tighter as he used her name. "Captain younger and that i will absolutely be tied up right here for it slow, so I will not continue you. do not forget the com convention. " anything like a small smile touched his lips. "It will not be valuable so you might go back aboard if that might be inconvenient. be at liberty to take advantage of a com aboard the bottom, in case you like. " "Thank you, Sir. " Harrington braced to cognizance, then glanced at younger. "Good night, Captain," she stated emotionlessly, and vanished. "And now, Captain Young—" Sarnow sat backpedal and leaned again in his chair "—to company. You introduced me a dispatch from Admiral Caparelli, and he says you and he mentioned the location at a few size ahead of he despatched you out. So believe you begin by means of letting me pay attention precisely what His Lordship needed to say.

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